“Bionic Woman” is losing one of its showrunners.
Glen Morgan, best known for his work on “The X-Files,” is departing the NBC newcomer, effective immediately. Peacock insiders cited “creative differences” as the cause of the departure.
David Eick remains in place as showrunner and will assume all responsibility for day-to-day production of the series, working with exec producer Jason Smilovic.
NBC issued a statement thanking Morgan for his contributions to establishing a template for “Bionic” and said it was looking forward to the show debuting later this month as scheduled.
There had been word around town that “Bionic” was also shutting down production, but an NBC rep said that isn’t the case. However, industry insiders believe it’s possible the show—which is now in production on its fifth episode — still might take a break for a while in order to give the writers a chance to focus on refining the show’s directions.
Shutting down production doesn’t always have a negative impact on a new show’s future. ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Brothers & Sisters” both took brief hiatuses early in their run — and went on to become hits.